Day 433 – I made it to the end!

I slept like a rock last night after the long ride and pasta dinner from my hosts Donnie and Susan and was up and on the road my 7:30. First order of business was buying a bottle of sunblock. I’ve been doing really well with applying it and avoid sun burns, which is pretty good for being in the sun 8-12 hours a day.

I found a bicycle shop to buy new tubes for my trailer tires. The new ones are 3 inches shorter than the old ones even though they are both supposed to fit the same sized tire. Strange.

I made it 10 more miles to Laguna Hills and saw that my right trailer tire was wobbly. I thought one of the bolts was lose again, but it was actually the tell tale sign of disintegrating wheel bearings. I was next to an auto repair shop and they let me put my trailer in their garage as I rode around looking for something to fix it.

I tried both a bicycle shop and Home Depot, but neither had the right size bearing. I bought a Honda lawnmower wheel that would fit on the axle, but the size difference was comical. It was enough to ride a mile and half to a car rental company. I rented a car to drive the last 80 miles to Dan’s house.

It was a bummer, but I was also glad to avoid riding through Log Angeles.

I made it to Dan’s house by 7 PM and just in time to go with Dan and Michelle to see the premiere of Ant Man. Fun film, but could of used a darker tone in my opinion.

The day after tomorrow I am flying up to Seattle to stay with my dad while my mom is on her trip to Ireland with her sister.

Thanks for following me along on my bicycle adventure!


  1. Penny - August 20, 2015 8:52 am

    Hooray and congratulations.

    • adampomata - August 20, 2015 4:17 pm

      Thanks mom for all your support – tell dad for me as well!


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